Is this LG OLED the best-looking TV ever?

Is this LG OLED the best-looking TV ever?
(Image credit: LG)

Luxurious-looking TVs are nothing new – see Samsung's The Frame, The Serif and The Sero, for instance, or Loewe's latest – but LG's new model takes it to the next level. 

The LG Display Showcase TV (via HDTVtest (opens in new tab)) replaces the traditional bezel with a skeletal metal enclosure, making the OLED panel look as though it's hanging in mid-air. The aim – as so often with these fancy schmancy TVs – is to create a set that looks like a work of art.

The TV is versatile, able to be placed on a TV stand or hung from the ceiling (as long as you're prepared to put hooks into your ceiling, that is). And because it's transparent, it shouldn't dominate your living space in the way some bigger TVs can.

It's only a concept for now, so don't expect to see it in stores anytime soon. But if enough people express an interest, you never know...

In the meantime, we would highly recommend checking out LG's more normal-looking TVs. They might lack the design flair of the Showcase TV, but the C2 and G2 earned top marks in our reviews, with the C2 cleaning up at our Awards, too (even picking up the coveted TV of the Year Award). If LG could marry the picture quality and features of its standard TVs with this kind of design, it could have another winner on its hands.

MORE:

LG C2 vs LG G2: which is the best 2022 LG OLED TV?

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Joe has been writing about tech for 17 years, first on staff at T3 magazine, then in a freelance capacity for Stuff, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Men's Health, GQ, The Mirror, Trusted Reviews, TechRadar and many more (including What Hi-Fi?). His specialities include all things mobile, headphones and speakers that he can't justifying spending money on.

  • Friesiansam
    What Hi-Fi? said:
    The aim – as so often with these fancy schmancy TVs – is to create a set that looks like a work of art.
    If that's LG's aim, they need to go back to the drawing board...
    Reply
  • Freddy
    Friesiansam said:
    If that's LG's aim, they need to go back to the drawing board...
    Agree. :)
    Reply
  • doifeellucky
    “making the OLED panel look as though it's hanging in mid-air“

    It is hanging in mid air. I can see the wires.
    Reply